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Daily Archives: October 28, 2016

Oil: The Marketplace

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall It is a strange world of futures, swaps, hedges, currencies, spot prices, tankers, and an array of terms that is a language of its own, and alien to the layman.  It is also a world of stupendous booms, and the bottom falling out of once soaring prices, thus bringing nations to their knees. ...

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Dataram Commission of Inquiry finds “pattern of misconduct” at CANU

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday disclosed that a Commission of Inquiry into claims by now convicted drug lord, Barry Dataram against the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has found “deficiencies” in the way that anti-drug agency works. Sources said that among the observations found during the probe by Retired Brigadier of the Guyana Defence Force, Bruce Lovell are poor ...

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Several Latinos, Guyanese on immigration, forgery charges

Four Latin Americans and a Guyanese appeared in court on Friday on separate charges of forgery and overstaying time in Guyana. A guilty plea was entered for Cuban male named Alberto Rodrigues Costas. It is alleged that between April 30, 2016 and July 29, 2016, in Georgetown, Costas failed to comply with any conditions of a permit granted to him, ...

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Fly Jamaica will soon fly to Cuba; opens ticket office in Georgetown

by Abigail Semple Fly Jamaica Airways will soon be offering chartered direct flights from Guyana to Cuba. This was revealed by the airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Roxanne Reece, at the company’s opening of its second ticketing office in Central Georgetown. Reece told Demerara Waves that Fly Jamaica is hoping to have the first flight to Cuba in December of ...

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Update 2: Two die in Mahdia bus accident on Linden-Soesdyke Highway

One man and one woman were killed Friday night on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway in a smash-up between a bus and a truck carrying logs , several sources confirmed The police say they are investigating the fatal accident which occurred about 1930h. last night on Moblissa Highway which resulted in the deaths of Bridgette Alleyne 57 years, of Goed Fortuin WBD, ...

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Guyanese business reps off to Cuba on trade mission

The Private Sector Commission on Friday announced that a delegation of private sector representatives will be journeying to Cuba to take part in the country’s annual international trade fair and explore business opportunities. The delegation, which will be led by Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin, comprises of representatives from Roraima Airways, Banks DIH Ltd., Beharry’s Group of Company, Global Seafoods, ...

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President tells Public Procurement Commission to ‘be independent, impartial and fair’

The members of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC), who were sworn in by President David Granger, earlier Friday have been charged to uphold the sacrosanct tenets of the Constitution and to be independent, impartial and fair in the execution of their duties. At a simple but significant ceremony, held at the Ministry of the Presidency, Ms. Emily Dodson, Ms. Carol ...

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Special Prosecution teams for Pradoville 2 and Guyana Cricket World Cup Inc.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, said today, that special prosecution teams will be set up to prepare reports that will ensure effective and efficient prosecution of criminal charges into the Sparendaam Housing Project, known as Pradoville Two and the operations of the Guyana Cricket World Cup Inc. Addressing the media at a post-cabinet briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency, ...

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Storm, fire victims to get aid

  Government will be assisting families in Berbice who were recently affected by disasters, Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence said. She told the Government Information Agency (GINA), that she has instructed her officers to evaluate the needs of the families affected by the freak storm in Berbice earlier this week. “One of the first things we’re going to address ...

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Consumers complaining to govt regulator about bad used vehicle deals; owners entitled to 3Rs

The Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) on Thursday said it is being flooded with numerous complaints about soured deals with auto dealers  and said those sellers are bound by the three Rs- Repair, Replace or Refund- if vehicles that they sell develop defects during the warranty period. “The other thing is, understanding that there is something called a warranty. All ...

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